We have always been passionate about feeding here at Smile, so much so that it’s our acronym for our main programmes, FEED - Feeding, Educating, Empowering and Developing. Being able to put food on the table and in the mouths of people who are desperately hungry has always been a huge part of who we are. Seeing the faces of young children light up when they realise the meal in front of them is all for them is both heart-warming and heart-breaking at the same time. To see a mother’s relief when she receives a month’s worth of staple food supplies for her family and know that this is the answer to her innermost prayers is indescribable. To witness a widow, break down in front of you, full of gratitude for supplying food in her darkest times, makes you realise the significance of feeding the world’s most vulnerable.  

At a time like this, there is an ever-growing need for this programme to keep operational and to expand like never before. COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact globally and, in the countries where we work, we have seen a huge increase in the struggle for food and basic necessities. With countries forced into lockdowns and no online services available, no organised level of healthcare, no support programmes or government led initiatives, it means the people have been left even more vulnerable and forgotten than before.

This is where it’s our job, collectively, to do something about it. Food helps people and especially children keep focussed, it helps people to grow, develop, it helps with a person’s disposition and all-round wellbeing. Food is imperative in enabling people to live and gives them the nutrients that they need in order to function well.

The increased requests that we have been receiving has been concerning and if there is any way in which you can help by supporting our Feeding programme, we would be extremely grateful.

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